This evening the #OlympusBackRoads trip turned a corner on a dark road in Lofoten, and became the Magical Mystery Tour starring the Amazing Aurora. I first spotted her in the rear-view mirrors, and realised the entire night sky was alive with dancing green light
Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights, are not uncommon at this time of year in the north of Norway, but one certainly can’t take them for granted. I didn’t, and stopped the bike immediately. The beautiful Aurora is an unreliable mistress, with a nasty habit of vanishing just as you get ready to photograph, and literally playing tricks with light to fool your camera’s meter. The Olympus Live Composite exposure mode makes it easier to control her, and this time she didn’t get away.